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Red Alert: Four new ways to cook with Red Curry Paste

Are you seeing red over what to cook for dinner this week? Don’t fall into the same cooking routine again – instead, grab a jar of Valcom Red Curry Paste from your local supermarket, then use this authentic Thai red curry paste in a range of ingenious ways.

Seasoning

Chances are you have a jar of Thai red curry paste in your fridge or pantry, but it doesn’t have to stay on the shelf just because you’re not craving a curry this week. The robust flavours and warm chilli heat of Thai red curry paste provide the seasoning for these steamed fish cakes and steamed seafood curry cakes, for a novel take on the traditional curry. You can even make mini versions to serve as canapes.

Thai Steamed Fish Cake Recipe

Sauce

For all the flavour of a classic red curry with a contemporary twist, make this show-stopping dish of Thai red curry duck. Instead of throwing everything into a wok, sear some duck breasts to medium-rare and create a delectable red curry sauce for a main course that will have your friends and family wondering where you’ve hidden the chef!

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Soup

Now that winter is upon us, soups are on high rotation. Turn up the heat by adding a few tablespoons of Thai curry paste to your favourite pumpkin soup recipe, or create a soupy version of your favourite curry with this warming recipe for red curry cococnut soup with seafood, served with vermicelli noodles and ready in less than 15 minutes.

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Marinade

Multitasking red curry paste also makes a knockout marinade. Simply spread the curry paste over duck or chicken marylands, then leave to marinate for 1 hour. Follow the steps for red curried duck with glass noodle salad for a refreshing reboot of the trad Thai red curry.

Red curried duck with glass noodle salad

As we continue to celebrate Thai curry pastes this week, discover which protein is best for your favourite paste, or get creative with green curry paste.

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